Borsa di studio per la Fisica 2016 Edison in memoria di Francesco Somaini

Con lo scopo di premiare e incoraggiare gli studi di Fisica in Italia, la Fondazione “Alessandro Volta” e Edison S.p.A. indicono il Concorso come segue:
La “Borsa Edison” di 10.000,00 euro, al lordo delle ritenute di legge, offerta da Edison S.p.A. verrà assegnata per concorso a quello che, tra i concorrenti, la Commissione Giudicatrice riterrà in senso assoluto il più meritevole, sia per titoli, preparazione scientifica, lavori già svolti e risultati già conseguiti, sia anche per il vantaggio che gli studi, per i quali e richiesta la Borsa, possono portare allo sviluppo della Fisica in Italia.

Bruno Rossi Prize to Laura Collica, alumnus of our PhD School

Laura Collica

The second INFN National Scientific Committee awarded the Bruno Rossi Prize to Laura Collica for her PhD Thesis in Astroparticle Physics. The Thesis entitled “Mass Composition Studies of Ultra High Energy Cosmic Rays through the Measurement of the Muon Production Depths at the Pierre Auger Observatory” was obtained during a cotutelage between the University of Milan and the University of Paris Diderot under the supervision of Prof. Lino Miramonti and Dr. Antoine Letessier-Selvon. The thesis work has consisted in the study of the composition of cosmic rays of ultra high energy through the analysis of data from surface detectors of the Pierre Auger Observatory in Argentina. It is of fundamental importance studying the nature of cosmic rays for both the astrophysics and the particle physics, since it allows to discriminate between the various scenarios of origin and propagation of cosmic rays and explore the hadronic interactions at energies currently inaccessible to accelerators.

The award ceremony will take place on April 5th at the INFN President Offices in Rome, where Laura will present her thesis work.

XIII Seminar on Software for Nuclear, Subnuclear and Applied Physics

The “XIII Seminar on Software for Nuclear, Subnuclear and Applied Physics” is organized by INFN and Consorzio Cometa.
It will be held at Porto Conte Hotel (Sardinia, Italy) occur from 5 to 10 June 2016, in Alghero (Italy, SS).

The Seminar aimed at PhD students and researchers, interested on software and its applications.
The school is organized in didactic units, lectures and practical sessions on the recent software developed in fundamental physics as well as in applied physics. Moreover, within the seminar an official beginner course on the Geant4 Monte Carlo toolkit is organized, strictly linked with a shorter hands-on course on GPU parallel programming, featuring lessons and practical exercises given by official Geant4 developers.
A limited number of grants are available to cover fee and accommodation expenses.

Registration is opened and the deadline for the submission of grant requests is March, the 31st, at the page:
In addition, for interested people, a test examination will be performed at the end of the school and a written certificate with grade will be issued.
At the following link, the Seminar poster is reported.
The Facebook page at the following link, is reported:

SIF prize awarded to Miriam Lafiandra

ROMA, 21-25 September 2015 – Miriam Lafiandra presentation “Interaction of clinical proton or photon beams with a chemical radio-sensitizing agent in human glioblastoma cells cultured in vitro” at the 101° SIF (Italian Physics Society) national congress has been awarded as the best presentation in Section V (Biophysics and Medical Physics).

foto Lafiandra

Miriam has already completed the 2nd PhD year in Physics at our School supported by an INFN PhD Fellowship. Her research activity is in the field of Radiation Biology and is a part of the INFN experiment RDH-IRPT. Aim of her activity is the study of combined therapies (hadrons, Protons and Carbon ions, and chemotherapy drugs) in human cancer cells cultured in vitro.

SIF prize awarded to Andrea Merli

12 November 2015 – Andrea Merli was awarded the prize for the first best presentation in Nuclear and Subnuclear Physics at 101st “Congresso Nazionale della Societa’ Italiana di Fisica” in Rome. He presented the results for the search of the asymmetry between heavy baryons and anti-baryons decays in the LHCb experiment, in particular for Lambdab and Xib baryons with bottom quark content. The asymmetry he is looking for would represent the first evidence of CP (charge parity) violation in the baryon sector, another step towards the understanding of the baryon asymmetry of the universe. His work reached the best sensitivity to CP violation in heavy baryon decays to date and will be published on a special issue of Nuovo Cimento.

foto Merli

Andrea just started his PhD studies at our School supported by an INFN PhD fellowship. He is a member of the LHCb experiment at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN, set up to explore what happened after the Big Bang that allowed matter to survive and build the universe we inhabit today. He carries on his activity within the LHCb Milano group that is involved in data analysis and also in the construction of the Upstream Tracker for the LHCb upgrade, a silicon tracking detector positioned upstream of the dipole magnet.

Eni Award 2016

si segnala la recente pubblicazione del bando del Premio Debutto nella Ricerca, in occasione dell’edizione 2016 di Eni Award.
Possono competere al Premio Debutto nella Ricerca giovani ricercatori di età non superiore ai 30 anni (nati dunque per quest’anno a partire dal 1985) che abbiano conseguito il dottorato in un ateneo italiano, discutendo la propria tesi nel corso del 2014 o del 2015. La tesi deve inoltre fare riferimento alle due principali aree di interesse di Eni Award, ovvero energia e ambiente.
Per ulteriori informazioni, i bandi dell’Edizione 2016 sono disponibili online al seguente indirizzo:


New TRENDS in Correlated OXIDES and Interfaces (12-18 November 2015, Brescia).

TRENDOXIDES2015 aims to bring together PhD students, researchers and scientists with diverse expertise in the field of correlated oxides, in which the electronic interactions lead to novel and complex properties of great relevance for the fundamental understanding and the technological applications.
The topics covered will include the new trends in material growth and engineering, artificial lattices and interfaces, fundamental theory, state-of-the-art spectroscopies, ultrafast dynamics and out-of-equilibrium properties, devices and energy applications.

TRENDOXIDES2015 is organized as a School and Workshop.
for further information: